Fajita recipes with sautéed shrimp and marinated steak

Fajita recipesHomemade Fajita recipes

I think some people think Fajita recipes can be intimidating, but truthfully they’re just a real fancy taco.  So if you really want to break it down and make it simple in order to do it yourself, all you have to do is pick your favorite meats and vegetables and start cooking!  It’s really that easy!

Fajita recipes and their similarities

Fajita recipes vary with their individual seasonings and preparations but they all have one simple thing in common that has never changed no matter how you decide to prep them; they all end up in a Tortilla! Whether you decide to use steak, shrimp, and fish, chicken or even decide to go vegetarian, as long as something hot and flavorful ends up in that tortilla smothered in goods, you’ve got yourself a fajita.

The reason why I’ve chosen this particular style from other tradition Fajita recipes is because it combines so many different fresh elements from other interpretations of what Fajitas should taste like.  So you really get the best of both worlds.  The prep time is minimal and the costs are low on the ingredients, so what is there really to complain about with this recipe.  In these Fajita recipes anything can be substituted so feel free to use your imagination and enjoy!

In this video I use:

1/2 green bell pepper
1/2 yellow bell pepper
1/2 yellow onion
1/2 1lb. bag of bacon (crushed bacon bits)
1/2 cup graded pepper jack cheese
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 pound fresh large white jumbo shrimp
1 bag of pre made mesquite marinade
1 garlic clove
2 tbls butter
2 tbls bacon grease or olive oil
3 thin sliced center round cut steaks

Don’t feel obligated to use everything the way I use ingredients in this video and recipe.  That truly is the beauty in the soul search of finding your own tastes and likes in recipes you want to use or even recreate for your own tastes and needs.  That being said, Feel free to add in anything you feel you’d like to have in these Fajita recipes, including spices or any kind of meat and vegetable substitution.

Carne Asada Recipe for Cocheta Beef Tacos

Carne asada recipeMy Easy Carne Asada Recipe

A friend of mine introduced me to a Mexican style roast called Cocheta De Res, which I use for a Carne asada recipe. This by far makes the most delicious Carne Asada tacos I have ever eatin’! A slow roast in a Crockpot starts first thing in the morning before I go to work and it’s ready to shred, season and sear when I come home. Throw in all my favorite freshie-veggies and some white corn tortillas and we’re good to go!

About this Carne asada recipe

This recipe is very simple and practically all the work is done for you. The best thing is much like the “B”-King, you can have it your way, and any beef roast can be substituted. You’ll need a slow cooker(unless you prefer the oven), a Beef roast, Canola oil, fresh garlic, your favorite onions and/or scallions, cilantro,1 lime, salt and pepper, and last but not least your favorite tortilla’s. The rest is up to you.

Introducing my Carne asada recipe

1 4 to 5lbs. Beef roast (preferably Cocheta)
1 handful chopped Cilantro
1 Lime (squeezed)
½ Diced Bell Pepper
1/2 Diced White or Yellow onion (your preference)
1 tsp. Minced garlic
2 Green onion stalks diced into Scallions
Salt and pepper to taste

Carne asada recipe instructions

10 hours of cook time in a slow cooker on low heat. Then separate the meat and sear in a skillet with Canola oil, garlic, onions, and cilantro. One whole lime is added during the sear and it was what really gives it’s additional flavor to the Carne asada recipe. Add salt and pepper to your personal taste.

Putting everything together is very simple and you can use all of your favorite taco toppings. In this recipe and in no specific order I use Tomatoes, Avocado, white rice with butter and cilantro, lettuce, green enchilada sauce, cheese and sour cream. I load everything into warm white corn tortillas.  And there you have it; Carne asada recipe for Cocheta beef tacos.